The Phipps Children’s Theater will hold auditions for area students in grades 7-9 for “Charlotte’s Web,” adapted by Joseph Robinette, based on the book by E.B. White, on Sunday and Monday, March 1 and 2, 6-8 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 6-8 p.m. Actors may schedule an audition time here.
Voted the best American children’s book of the past 200 years by The Children’s Literature Association, “Charlotte’s Web” is the tender story of Wilbur, the irresistible young pig; Fern, the girl who understands animals; and the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who demonstrates what it is to be a true friend.
Those auditioning will read from the script and perform some movement in a group. The director says, “This should be a fun, worry-free audition process.” Actors should wear clothes and footwear that allow them to move freely. Those auditioning should bring a list of all potential conflicts they may have during the rehearsal period.
There will be a $40 performance fee for each cast member due at the first rehearsal/parents meeting. Scholarships are available, if needed.
Rehearsals will be held every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 6-8:30 p.m., starting March 9. There will also be a few Saturday and/or Sunday afternoon rehearsals. There will be no rehearsal Friday-Sunday, April 10-12.
The production runs Thursday, April 30 and Fridays, May 1 and 8 at 7 pm, Saturdays, May 2 and 9 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Sundays, May 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., as well as student matinees on Tuesday, May 5 at 9:30 a.m. and 12 noon.
Director Tami Provencher is currently the theater director at Lake Middle School in Woodbury. She has staged several children’s theater productions at The Phipps, including “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Sleeping Beauty and the Beast.”
For further information, contact the center at 715.386.2305.